Y-MAC: An energy-efficient multi-channel MAC protocol for dense wireless sensor networks

Youngmin Kim, Hyojeong Shin, Hojung Cha

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Abstract

As the use of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) becomes widespread, node density tends to increase. This poses a new challenge for Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol design. Although traditional MAC protocols achieve low-power operation, they use only a single channel which limits their performance. Several multi-channel MAC protocols for WSNs have been recently proposed. One of the key observations is that these protocols are less energy efficient than single-channel MAC protocols under light traffic conditions. In this paper, we propose an energy efficient multi-channel MAC protocol, Y-MAC, for WSNs. Our goal is to achieve both high performance and energy efficiency under diverse traffic conditions. In contrast to most of previous multi-channel MAC protocols for WSNs, we implemented Y-MAC on a real sensor node platform and conducted extensive experiments to evaluate its performance. Experimental results show that Y-MAC is energy efficient and maintains high performance under high-traffic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 12
Event2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 2008 Apr 222008 Apr 24

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period08/4/2208/4/24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, Y., Shin, H., & Cha, H. (2008). Y-MAC: An energy-efficient multi-channel MAC protocol for dense wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - 2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008 (pp. 53-63). [4505462] (Proceedings - 2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPSN.2008.27